Williams Takes its Suit Against Energy Transfer to Delaware Supreme Court

More than 6 months after Tulsa-based Williams Cos. and Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity LP called off their $38 billion pipeline merger, the Williams lawsuit is still in the courts. Williams is still arguing it was wronged by ETE. This week, Williams attorneys were before the Delaware Supreme Court arguing that ETE breached its duty to …

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SEC Fines Aerospace Contractor for Bad Bookkeeping

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission wields a lot of power including those over energy companies all over Oklahoma. Sometimes its power involves transportation such as the $1.6 million fine against an aerospace company that provides aircraft for the Oklahoma Air National Guard and Fort Sill, to mention a few. In Wednesday’s announcement, the SEC …

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Ice Storm in the Works for Oklahoma?

A nasty potential ice storm is in the works and it could play a big role in affect Oklahoma’s energy industry in the coming days. If the weather forecasters are accurate, central and northwest Oklahoma could see a major ice storm on Friday and Saturday. It already has the attention of electrical companies as they …

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Pruitt Meets With More Senators—–Democrats Are Skeptical of His EPA History

  Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is making the rounds on Capitol Hill, meeting with U.S. Senators and trying to get support for his nomination to take over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But he’s run into some opposition among some skeptical Democrats who don’t like his reputation of taking on the EPA regarding his …

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EPA Proposes Another Rule Even as Pruitt Approaches Apparent Takeover

Another proposed rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the works, one that could target electricity companies in Oklahoma and across the nation. The EPA announced this week and in a notice published Wednesday in the Federal Register said the new rule will require chemical, petroleum products and electricity companies to prove they …

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Most Protesters Arrested at North Dakota Pipeline Site are from Out-of-State

The protests led by Native Americans against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota hasn’t been costly just to the owner of the pipeline. And records show many of the protesters are out-of-staters and a large number have criminal records. Now the Morton County Sheriff’s office estimates that it has cost the state and …

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Russia Tried to Influence Battle Over Fracking in the U.S.

While most of the focus of the claimed Russian hacking has been on reported attempts to influence the U.S. Presidential election last year, slipping nearly unnoticed and under the headline was hacking attempts regarding energy….namely “fracking.” It’s buried deep in the recently-released declassified version of a report by the U.S. intelligence community. U.S. Sen. James Lankford …

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EIA Report Suggests US Will Be Net Energy Exporter by 2026

As crude oil and natural gas production continues to rise, the United States could become a net energy exporter by 2026, according to a new report released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Moving forward to 2050, the outlook for the entire energy sector indicates a mass exodus in electricity from coal-fired power plants. …

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OCC Data Links Saltwater Disposal Wells to Earthquake Seismicity

Disposal well operators placed nearly 23 percent less saltwater into Oklahoma’s deepest geological formation within the Arbuckle formation in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the Tulsa World. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission provided the year-end data reports about the earthquake zone. Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said the 2016 volume numbers are mostly complete, …

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Federal Ethics Officials Release Pruitt’s Financials Prior to Senate Confirmation Hearings

Federal ethics officials have cleared the way for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be confirmed by the Senate, according to an Associated Press report. The Office of Government Ethics released Pruitt’s personal financial disclosure report on Monday. Pruitt’s official Senate confirmation hearing date has not yet been set. The Environmental Protection Agency nominee’s four-page …

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